Robots have traditionally been used as educational props in mathematics, science or technology. But one school in Italy is now taking a different approach. Teachers there have been using them to educate youngsters in non-technical subjects like drama or the Italian language. “The project was born out of a bit of madness, and also out of interest fo...

Riccardo Giacconi, the “Father of X-ray Astronomy,” Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential figures of modern astrophysics, died in December at the age of 87. Over a career spanning more than five decades in time and 10 orders of magnitude in wavelength, Riccardo opened up new windows for observing the universe, and revolutionized the wa...

A two-wheeled delivery robot designed to tackle tight European streets will take centre stage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. YAPE, the acronym of Your Autonomous Pony Express, is the first autonomous electric vehicle designed for urban delivery in difficult European streets. Its maker, Milan–based accelerator e-Novia, will d...

Nel 2018 fu un successo per la delegazione italiana, dunque stavolta TILT (The Italian lab for technology) ci riprova e torna a Las Vegas portando con sé le migliori startup tecnologiche nazionali al Ces 2019, la maggiore fiera tecnologica dell'elettronica di consumo. La missione italiana dall'altisonante titolo 'Made in Italy, The Art of Technolog...

Italian company Volta® (www.volta.ai), a specialist in the development of AI-centric products, will introduce Mookkie®, winner of the Innovation Award in the Smart Home category at CES 2019. “With Mookkie, we have taken one of the simplest and most humble objects in our homes and reinvented it by deploying the latest in artificial intelligence tech...

We all know that Milanese women possess an old school glamour that (rightfully) cements the city's place as one of the most stylish in the world. How often, though, do we give the Milanese nonnas (that's 'grandmothers' in Italian) credit for their chic looks? Luckily, Instagram account Sciuraglamis seeking to do just that. Founded by Angelo, a dent...

Nell’ambito delle attività di promozione del Sistema Paese, il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, in collaborazione con la piattaforma digitale “Zooppa.com”, ha lanciato il concorso “Vivere all’italiana… a modo tuo!”, rivolta a giovani creativi italiani e stranieri. I partecipanti al concorso sono invitati a realizza...

Un premio all’innovazione, alla ricerca, alla passione per l’imprenditoria, alle nuove idee e al futuro. Il premio si articola in due categorie, che avranno quali protagonisti rispettivamente i ricercatori e gli scienziati che hanno fornito un contributo all’estero per la promozione della scienza e della tecnologia e i fondatori di start-up tecnolo...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3–6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

Gianluca De Novi, Ph.D., a serial entrepreneur and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has brought the Italian company XSurgical, a firm specializing in surgical robotics, to the United States, with the objective of developing new cutting-edge products in this domain. DeNovi, a native of the small Italian town Bernalda in Basilicata, Italy,...